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“The Fierce Freedom of Their Souls”: Activism of African Dance in the Oakland Bay Area

Halifu Osumare

in Hot Feet and Social Change: African Dance and Diaspora Communities

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252042959
eISBN:
9780252051814
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042959.003.0010
Subject:
Music, Dance

Naomi Diouf highlights the inadequacies of the vocabulary many North American and European dance critics use in reviewing African dance works by introducing a set of stylistic descriptors to help ... More


Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization

Robert Murray

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066752
eISBN:
9780813067292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066752.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Established by the American Colonization Society in the early nineteenth century as a settlement for free people of color, the West African colony of Liberia is usually seen as an endpoint in the ... More


Send Me Some Carpenter Tools (and Bonnets)

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0024
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In Austin Major’s letter to Ben in 1849, he shares family news and asks for carpentry tools, cloth, writing paper, and bonnets for his wife and daughter. The Liberian settlers do not know the ... More


The Dark Clouds Begin to Disappear

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0013
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Austin Major, Tolbert’s brother, adds a note to Ben in Tolbert’s 1840 letter. Austin tells Ben he was ill for two years after arriving in Liberia, his supplies were stolen, and his hut burned. He ... More


I Cannot Banish the Horrid Picture

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In 1840, the white Liberian governor, Thomas Buchanan, steps aboard a schooner in Sierra Leone. The stench hits him immediately: sweat, vomit, putrefying wounds, human waste, and the unmistakable ... More


Conclusion: Under the Vine and Fig Tree

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0028
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Of the sixteen Majors and Harlans who arrived in Liberia on the Luna in 1836, only six are still alive when the letters end in 1851, following the deaths of Tolbert Major and Ben Major. Did the ... More


We Are All Needy

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0008
Subject:
History, World Modern History

In May 1839, about two and a half years after the Luna arrives in Bassa Cove, local warriors known as the Fishmen attack the settlement, and Tolbert’s youngest son, Washington, is wounded. Tolbert ... More


The Love of Liberty Brought us Here

Susan E. Lindsey

in Liberty Brought Us Here: The True Story of American Slaves Who Migrated to Liberia

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179339
eISBN:
9780813179353
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179339.003.0021
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Early on the morning of August 24, 1847, a single cannon shot booms from Monrovia’s Central Fort Hill to announce the dawn. The shot could have awakened the whole town, except most people are already ... More


. The First Wave

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the first phase of colonization activity that swept North Carolina during the late 1820s. The Quakers wagered much on the American Colonization Society and its Liberian ... More


The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Claude A. Clegg III

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg
Subject:
History, African-American History

In nineteenth-century America, the belief that blacks and whites could not live in social harmony and political equality in the same country led to a movement to relocate African Americans to ... More


Introduction

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.4
Subject:
History, African-American History

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to explore both the American background and postmigration experiences of a significant number of Liberian emigrants. Of several themes ... More


. Inventing Liberia

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the cultural and natural environment in which African American immigrants attempted to plant a colony in tropical Liberia. For the purpose it was meant to serve, the territory ... More


. The price of liberty

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter considers the costs that various people were prepared to pay for freedom. Whether in North Carolina, Liberia, or elsewhere, people almost always purchased liberty for themselves with the ... More


. Emigration renaissance

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the following topics: the interest of North Carolina free blacks in Liberian emigration; the conflicting cultural, political, and popular meanings of Liberia; how the Civil War ... More


. To live and die in liberia

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.12
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses how Liberia meant different things to different people. Those who had come from America looking for liberty sometimes found a semblance of what they sought, but very few ... More


. The Last Wave

Claude A. Clegg

in The Price of Liberty: African Americans and the Making of Liberia

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780807828458
eISBN:
9781469605500
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895580_clegg.13
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the final wave of the colonization movement. Over the course of the nineteenth century, the notion of removing blacks to Africa engaged presidents and Quakers, slaveholders and ... More


Liberia’s Rebels: LURD and MODEL

Jennifer M. Hazen

in What Rebels Want: Resources and Supply Networks in Wartime

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451669
eISBN:
9780801467578
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451669.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter evaluates the resources, options, and preferences of two rebel groups—the Liberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy (LURD) and the Movement for Democracy in Liberia ... More


Liberia and the U.S. Civil War

Karen Fisher Younger

in This Distracted and Anarchical People: New Answers for Old Questions about the Civil War-Era North

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780823245680
eISBN:
9780823252664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245680.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

On July 26, 1847, Liberia declared independence from the American Colonization Society. From the beginning the republic of Liberia enjoyed the support and unofficial cooperation of the United States ... More


Introduction

Robert Murray

in Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066752
eISBN:
9780813067292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066752.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The introduction summarizes the content of the chapters and places the research in a broader context. This book focuses on the experiences and beliefs of the African American settlers and Africans in ... More


“To Be Called a Free Colored Man in the States Is Synonymous with What We Here Term Slavery”: Transformative Mobility and Liberian Travels through the United States

Robert Murray

in Atlantic Passages: Race, Mobility, and Liberian Colonization

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9780813066752
eISBN:
9780813067292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066752.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In chapter 1 Murray establishes the trajectories of several Liberian settlers’ during their travels in the United States, what they wanted to accomplish, and what they actually attained. He traces ... More


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